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The '''University of Colorado Boulder''' ('''UCB''', commonly referred to as '''CU''' or '''Colorado''') is a Public university|public research university located in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system and was founded five months before Colorado was admitted to the United States|Union in 1876. In 2015, the university consisted of nine colleges and schools and offered over 150 academic programs and enrolled almost 33,000 students. Twelve Nobel Laureates, nine MacArthur Fellows, and 18 astronauts have been affiliated with CU-Boulder as students, researchers, or faculty members in its history. The university received nearly $454 million in sponsored research in 2010 to fund programs like the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, and JILA. The Colorado Buffaloes compete in 17 varsity sports and are members of the...
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Motto{{lang-gr|ΛΑΜΨΑΤΩ ΤΟ ΦΏΣ ΥΜΏΝ}}
MottoengLet Your Light Shine
Established1876
TypePublic university|Public; flagship university|flagship; space-grant
Endowment$1.090 billion (2015) University of Colorado System|CU System As of June 30, 2015. {{cite web |url=http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/EndowmentFiles/2015_NCSE_Endowment_Market_Values.pdf|title=U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2014 to FY 2015 |publisher=National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute |year=2016}}
ChancellorPhil DiStefano
PresidentBruce D. Benson
ProvostRussell Moore
Faculty1,075{{cite web|url=http://www.colorado.edu/about/ataglance.html |title=At A Glance |publisher=University of Colorado Boulder |accessdate=2011-07-02}}
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